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The ‘French George Clooney’ is Simply Magnifique!

Kickstarter project updates don’t get much more fun than this.

After raising $92,386 to cover some unavoidably hefty international travel and accommodation expenses, director Paul Mariano has updated donors on his latest pit stops for a documentary profiling the many international movie-dubbing voices of George Clooney. India’s VO George is a TV series regular; Turkey’s version starred in the country’s most successful sitcom.

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But when it comes to the completely extraneous physical side of a voice-over artist, the guy who mouths the words for GC in France is almost Gravity-defying:

Samuel Labarthe (pictured) looks like he came straight out of the French casting department. He is tall, handsome and debonair… as only the French can be. And yet, he was a quiet and unassuming man.

When we interviewed him, he was in the midst of filming a television movie in which he stars as Hercule Poirot. He had a very busy, intense schedule…

Labarthe, who has dubbed 16 of Clooney’s films, shared some very interesting perspective on the relationship that can develop between an American actor and their foreign, voice counterpart.

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